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Friday, February 5, 2016

The Internet Really is a Series of Tubes

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“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.” – Andrew Tanenbaum, Computer Networks
The version of that quote that I remember involves a 747 full of Compact Discs, but the idea is same. In any case Detroit Steve sent me a good story about how that data being transported on the internet actually gets around:

Update January 2019 replaced missing picture, purged excess html, rearranged text.

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